Following on from the great books of last week, Grade 1-5 read Robert E. Wells’ What’s smaller than a pygmy shrew?
But first we needed to see how small a pygmy shrew is in comparison to some other familiar objects:
Then we got into the mind-boggling size of bacteria, molecules, atoms and even quarks! We also had a quick look at David M. Schwartz book Q is for Quark. From these authors last week we learned that googol is bigger than the number of atoms in the universe!
Just looking under a microscope at what is living in pond water astonished us: